Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/26/13
Some good ol’ fashioned patriotism ended a dispute between Terry Francona, Michael Bourn and MLB umpire Tom Hallion. Bourn thought he was safe on a stole base attempt in the top of seventh inning and things were getting heated enough between the outfielder and umpire that Francona came out to join in on the fun. It looked like the argument would never end, but then Miss New Hampshire, Samantha Russo, started singing “God Bless America.” The three agreed to honor their country by ending the argument, removing their caps and enjoying Russo’s rendition. Check out the sequence in the animation below.

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